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The monument commemorates the Australian actor Heath Ledger who died from an accidental drug overdose on January 22, 2008.

It consists of three pieces with chess boards incorporated into them, a centrepiece with a yin and yang design reflecting Heath’s spiritual beliefs, and a commemorative plaque.

Heath was born in Perth and after several small roles In Australia he went to America to further his career. After several roles in films Heath achieved success with his role in Brokeback Mountain for which he was nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA. After his death he received more than 30 posthumous awards for his portrayal as the psychopathic clown prince of crime in The Dark Knight (2008) (including the Oscar, SAG, BAFTA, and Golden Globe).


Address:Duncraig Road, Point Heathcote Reserve, Applecross, 6153
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.002778
Long: 115.841667
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Artist:Ron Gomboc


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:February-2009
Front Inscription

Heath Andrew Ledger
1979 – 2008

“Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.”

Kahlil Gibran “The Prophet”

Art works donated to the City of Melville by Heath’s family.

Artist: R. M. Gomboc Cit. WA 2009

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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